Contrary to the rumour making the rounds that talks have reached an advanced stage between the top African sports channel (SuperSport) and the Interim Management Committee (IMC) organisers of the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL), for the league to be televised starting from its second round.
General Manager of SuperSport, Felix Nwogu says nothing is concrete concerning the reported news of his stable partnering the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).
Nwogu said that his managent will relate to the public any decision taken concerning the issue of league broadcast.
“If we do, it will be public”.This is to put to rest the noise about the DSTV company coming back to the domestic league.
It will be recalled that in 2013 the now defunct League Management Committee (LMC) announced that it has secured a five-year deal, supposedly worth about $34 million, with satellite broadcaster SuperSport to show two NPFL matches every weekend.
The deal between LMC and SuperSport, which was supposed to run from 2015 to 2019 was terminated in 2017.SuperSport was said to have pulled out of the deal because it was not favourable to it financially.
It had requested to renegotiate the terms of the contract, for it to be able to pay in Naira